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I Feel Hollow and Empty

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    When The Night Comes

    That's pretty much what I feel when it comes to the end of the day. I'm alone and lonely. it feels so empty, so helpless. I'm nobody. Sometimes this emptiness, it hurts so much that I really wanna scream it out loud. But what for? No one is going to listen. All I do is crying...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    Something Is Missing And Always Has Been

    I cannot explain it. Perhaps it is the curse of a young mind that sought out to understand things it was not yet ready for. Or the curse of a soul hunting dark dreams. Whatever the reason, this has been part of who I am since I was young. My mind chose the path before my human...
    ShinimiM1ka ShinimiM1ka 22-25, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Hollow And Empty

    Hollow and empty,That's how i feelSince you've been gone,Lonely am I,Please come back,I'm so sorry,I let you go. 
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 29, 2011

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    A Hotel Room In San Diego

    I hate warm weather, I hate southern California.... so far away from home. I am farther away from myself than I am from anyone else. Is this clinical depression? I don't know..... Maybe I am just dead inside. I put on La Robe a Parasol and the french pulls the blood from my...
    menschfeind menschfeind 26-30 Jul 13, 2010

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    I Don't Know How to Cope

    I feel such an emptiness inside. This hollowness that haunts my every breath. I don't know what to feel right now...I miss him so much..my precious little boy..He still holds my heart. I want to just scream! I want to cry..do something other then wanting to feel something. He...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Empty and Devoid of Direction

    Have you ever felt like you lived someone elses life? That... although you may have sub-consciously known who you are and what you wanted to do with your life... that somehow it had become (or were) the culmination of everyones expectations? That by the time you realised (or...
    weever weever 22-25 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    I'm Dead Inside.

    For a while now I have felt dead inside. I don't feel love for anyone, I don't feel sad, I don't feel happy. It's absolutely empty inside of me.
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    Hole In My Soul

    I wish that as a Christian, I no longer felt like I have a hole in my soul. But I still do - after years of counselling, men's groups, self help books, etc, etc... It's like there's a hole that lets all the goodness drain back out - whenever I feel love from God, myself, loved...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M Aug 22, 2010

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    This Says It Much Better

    "Right Where It Belongs" See the animal in his cage that you built Are you sure what side you're on? Better not look him too closely in the eye Are you sure what side of the glass you are on? See the safety of the life you have built Everything where it belongs Feel the...
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    It's Hard To Explain,

    Unless you've felt like this, I guess this will be hard to understand, hard to imagine, hard to feel. The emptiness inside me is something even I don't fully understand let alone know how to express in words. Emptiness is like an iron feather, a dark cloud - it feels so heavy yet...
    FadedMarks FadedMarks 16-17, F 3 Responses May 8, 2011

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    Like a soda can so empty,

    of fluids, used up and dry.Maybe I just need to cry,but I really do not know why.If life can drain you of passion,and energy like some tension,in a rubber band that snapped,and you are really handicapped!Why continue on, like a zombie,living but not alive like in a movie?Maybe it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2013

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    At Times and Moreso Now.

    Just the enveloping awareness of infinity - there is so much available to choose from and yet; still, the small ledge of the "easy way out"; keeping things as they were years ago, and returning to what I once walked away from. ...the "teeter-totter" of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2009

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    Just Somthing Isnt There

    its like a big whole. the only time i ever expirence it getting full is when im 100% happy. Naomi(one of my three personalitys and voices in my head) said that right now my soul is in a very deep and horrible pain and what its doing is sleeping. and it only wakes up when the...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T Oct 27, 2009

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    I know none of you care,

    but I feel perpetually hollow.. There's something missing that I can't find. True love? Enlightenment? The fulfillment of wanderlust? I really don't know. There's something that is missing. I'm incomplete without it, and it's really the only thing I need. Help, please? Honestly...
    datcat83 datcat83 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2015

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    Disconnected

    I know where this emptiness comes from: too many years being independent, traveling around, disconnecting from people and never connecting to family. It is all nice and fine, and it is also a very safe approach, but it catches up with you sooner or later. Never having really...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Empty.. and Hollow...

    I feel.. Empty.. No emotion.. Numb.. Speechless..  I want my son back...
    ShallowDreamers ShallowDreamers 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    How?

    How do you leave a path you have walked for a lifetime? Treading the path of loneliness and isolation for as long as you can remember. As familiar as breathing, As sure as your own heartbeat. How do you walk away from that? Is moving on always the best answer? When for a...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Nov 22, 2010

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    Emptiness... Every once

    and while Emptiness... Its that hole inside your chest Emptiness... Its having that amount of words that are endless Emptiness... When those words can't release the feeling of restless Emptiness... The urge of screaming i am helpless Emptiness... When you search for the meaning...
    XXgirlXX XXgirlXX 26-30, F Aug 11, 2014

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    Missing

    I feel like a whole part of me is missing that I am not even here sometimes and honestly not part of the earth.    It isn't pleasant either.   Hollow feelings aren't what  i need right now.  i need my birthfamily! 
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Brick By Brick

    I've lost my voice, my opinions, my feelings, and seemingly my ability to connect with others. I've had no motivation or muse to write or draw, nothing comes to mind. I try to do creative exercises but it all comes out wrong or ugly and feels so empty and meaningless. Even just...
    Anastrianna Anastrianna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Something I Wrote

      She gave you a chance You broke the romance She gave you her love You broke who she was I’d rather die today Than live to see tomorrow Don’t want to wake up Can’t continue the sorrow I’ve had enough Of the fighting, the lies Trying so...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F Apr 15, 2015

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    Nothing Inside

    I dunno...it's something that comes back to haunt me every few days - like today. It's very random. Two days ago, I was happy and cheerful and now I feel so...gloomy. It goes away when I'm around people I love and when I'm having fun, but as soon as I'm alone, as soon as my mind...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Lately my life keeps turning around

    and making me question everything. I don't know what do do anymore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 7, 2015

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    I feel no pain. I do not smile.

    Tears are gone forever. My emotions or locked away. I have no plans. I have no desires or wishes or even dreams. I am nothing but a hollow shell.
    AirSlice AirSlice 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2015

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    I Hit That Wall- Wall Of Darkness

    My life is falling apart, so apart that I ‘m afraid if I can pull it back together. I don’t know what is going on with me, but I feel like everything that I hold for ,everything that I wished for is falling apart. I feel sad; I feel the sadness penetrating its way through me...
    SweetMeg SweetMeg 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    #it's just one consideration# human life is

    hollowness but hello for sometime..so.. why should we cry for something or someone which is never ours...but don't forget, that's just impossible,carry on pls..
    romance333 romance333 22-25, M Oct 10, 2014

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    Completely

    Everything is the same to me. Food doesn't have a taste. People can't make me smile. I don't know how to handle times like these. Nothing can make me feel. I'm completely indifferent to life. I am nothing. I have no value.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    "It will never work out" These damned words continuously resonate within my mind. How can a such sentence stir a feeling of utter hopelessness! The confines of this wretched...
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    I feel kinda ******, I mean last year I used to be really close with my friends, we used to talk about everything. And now... No one even bothers to text me, or notify me about...
    Xddee7tyf Xddee7tyf 13-15 3 hrs ago

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    i know im fat and short (im 4'11 and 260lbs). i feel so ugly and disgusting, i dont have a full size mirror in my room, i dont show my body to my bf i have no confidence and i just...
    rebornlover101 rebornlover101 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I realise it's bad for me and all that šhït but it always puts me in a better mood when I've had a cigarette. It might just be the nicotine rush, but it makes me feel calmer...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't even know if this is a symptom of anything, but it's like my body shut off and I can only think my emotions, not feel, just think. If I say I 'like' someone, it means I...
    MockingJade MockingJade 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have nowhere to go from here. No one to talk to. Nothing to motivate me to keep fighting the sadness. All I do is make others miserable. I make myself miserable. I've been...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I feel so alone even though I have family and a boyfriend (long-distance-relationship) I just feel empty and like no one is there for me, I just want friends who I can trust anyone...
    rebornlover101 rebornlover101 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    what a big topic depression who isn't depressed? I don't beleive everyone in life feels wonderful, I love it when you get those people that say I never get depressed, never catch...
    Diciullo Diciullo 46-50, F 8 hrs ago

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    All my life I have been trying to figure out where I belong. which sometimes I make wrong choices, get into wrong relationships and without love and affection. I always think that...
    MISSINGLIFE45 MISSINGLIFE45 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    on the 17th of December I felt sad and had a broken heart from this I lost my Facebook account I got terminated and suspended because my brother's daughter got into my Facebook...
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    i wake up, im sad, i go to sleep, im sad, im even sad in my dreams lately. There arnt many people id be open with about it, and even then im selective in what i share, so no one...
    CassieSamuel CassieSamuel 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I feel even more alone now I don't know why I bothered to join up here. Everyone is bloody 20 and I'm like 50 so now I feel worse
    Battlefat Battlefat 51-55, F 9 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    i have good relationship, so why do i feel alone?
    friendlyface70 friendlyface70 41-45, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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